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Pressure-Cooker Brown Rice May 15, 2011

Pressure-Cooker Brown Rice

Jamie says:  I’m starting to get really excited about future career possibilities.  And when I say really excited, I mean I’m walking down the hallway at the VA Hospital smiling.  When I was browsing a website highlighting careers of dietitians, I noticed one dietitian noted she was a pressure cooker expert (or something along those lines).  I thought, I want to learn how to use a pressure cooker!  So I had “pressure cooker 101” (taught by Mom) when K and I went home this weekend for her graduation party.  It was me, Mom, and the Presto pressure cooker…

Pressure-Cooker Brown Rice
  • 4 1/2 cups of water (for pressure-cooker)
  • 4 1/2 cups of water (for rice)
  • 3 cups Texmati organic brown rice
  • 1/4 cup Smart Balance organic whipped buttery spread
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp parsley


  1. Set a burner on high heat.  Add the cooking rack to the bottom of the pressure cooker.
  2. Pour 1 1/2 cups water (for pressure cooker) into the bottom of the pressure cooker.  In a small/medium-sized metal bowl that will fit loosely inside the pressure cooker, pour 1 1/2 cups water (for rice) and 1 cup rice.  Place bowl inside pressure cooker.  Lock lid in place.  Place the pressure regulator on vent pipe and cook for 10 minutes with pressure regulator rocking slowly- you will need to lower the heat to medium (the air vent/ cover lock will rise).  Remove from heat and let the pressure cooker sit- allowing the pressure drop (the air vent/ cover lock will fall).  Remove the pressure regulator and the lid.  Pour rice into a serving bowl.  Drain water from bottom of pressure cooker.  Clean bowl and repeat step 2 twice more.
  3. Add Smart Balance, salt, and parsley to all the rice.  Mix well.  Serves: 12.  Enjoy!
Tastes nutty and healthy.  Moist and fluffy.  Goes nicely with black beans.  Using the pressure cooker was easy and quick.  Give it a try.
  • Nutrition note:  Preparing healthy meals doesn’t have to take long.  Use a pressure cooker to make healthy foods in a hurry.

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